Ex-minister named KTMB chairman

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Works Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohamed has been appointed chairman of Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), replacing Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek effective Oct 1.

According to a statement by its Corporate Communications Unit yesterday, the appointment by the Finance Ministry is for two years.

“This is an honour and I thank Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for giving me the opportunity to helm a national institution like KTMB,” Zin said.

He is the president of the Universiti Tek­nologi Mara Alumni and was Deputy Works Minister from 2004 till 2008.

Zin, who is also Sepang MP, has held several positions in notable companies, including as a member of the board of directors of the Putrajaya Corporation and Telekom Malaysia Berhad.

He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, United States.

Zin is a registered professional engineer with the Malaysian Board of Engineers and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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